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I would probably have told him he couldn't do that. As an Organized Play DM, you're trying to make sure the entire table has fun; you are not required to indulge any single player if it causes problems for everyone else. So actually, I'd have made it a table discussion. Something like: "Hm. OK, I'm gonna be honest; that kind of bugs me, because Batman isn't ...


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I would have laughed (not in mockery, but rather in amused interest). I would definitely allow him to wear it as long as the other players didn't strongly object. After all, part of the purpose of role-playing is to explore the idea of being a different person or behaving in a certain way. He wants to be Batman? Great! Let's explore that! How would people ...


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I'd let it ride ("Ranger with thrown weapons who fights evil because his parents died" is a perfectly legit background, after all) unless and until the joke stops being funny. This is defined as "people aren't laughing, and it's starting to become irritating". At that point I'd simply mention that the joke was funny, it's done, time to pay a bit more ...


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Poor* *This only applies to their starting lifestyle for adventurer league play. For a home game you can let them start with whatever they want. It's important to remember that adventurer's league is a specific interpretation of the rules for organized play. More importantly though, this gets at how downtime works in Adv League. Downtime days in Adv ...


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All of the guidelines for organized play can be found in the Adventurer's League Player's Guide. In general, all of the content from the Basic Rules, Player's Handbook, and Hoard of the Dragon Queen supplement are fair game with a few specific exceptions. Here is a brief summary of the character generation rules for organized play: All characters begin ...


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If it isn't damageable to the game, and he manages to come with a clear background for his character, I don't see why you shouldn't do anything about it. He can do a Batman-clone, as long as it's justified and he provides you with reasons, and a real background story. On the other hand, if he refuses to explain his character anymore and just want to "be ...


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I would make sure one of the villains they have to deal with had horrible scaring on one side of his face, and was chronically indecisive to the point where he used a simple augury every time he had a decision to make. But that only works if you're running that sort of game.


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I'd ask the rest of the group and the organizer if they were OK with it; if universally yes, run with it. If no, ask him to drop the shtick as disruptive. If I can do so without mangling the adventure, I'd even reskin one of the villains to be a traditional batman enemy. Joke names and stupid shticks are traditional but not always approved of, with some ...


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Items listed on your Chronicle sheet are considered "always available". In other words, they join low-level potions, scrolls, weapons and armor as things your character can buy at any time. From the Guide to PFS Organized Play (p. 18): Every item listed on your Chronicle sheets is considered always available for purchase for you, regardless of ...


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Based on the Twitter conversation between Mike Mearls, the Lead Manager for D&D R&D and others the following issues become clear. At Home DMs will be able to run the same adventures as those being run at stores and conventions. However, they will be slightly modified and will not receive as many of the resources, such as maps, tokens, or most ...


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All of the information for organized play can be found on the official D&D Adventurers League website. Specifically, there is a guide for new players available as a PDF. The primary changes are: Point-buy or standard array must be used (no dice rolling for abilities) Lifestyle is determined by background Neutral Evil / Chaotic Evil are not allowed, ...


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I have been playing the various 4e Organised Play programs at a local independent gaming store here in Australia. The support for the last couple of Encounters seasons has been much less than before, but the support was still there in limited form. The support for RPGA/Living Forgotten Realms has been non-existent for at least 12 months. I am told by the ...


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When presented with a character that just goes clunk with me I will tell the PC, gently, that I have certain vision of the game and I can't see including the character without ruining my fun as the GM. Gaming is cooperative story telling and everyone should have fun (most of the time). The GM as much, or more than the party as the GM has to work way harder ...


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Aw that's kinda cool. If the character was just dressing in a bat-themed outfit and throwing bat-shaped shurikens, I would totally encourage it, Dark Sun or not. If the player said his PC's real name was "Bruce Wayne" I'd probably be kind of annoyed with it, but as long as everyone else was cool, I wouldn't sweat it. I've seen worse at organized play, and ...


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I would roll with the punches thrown by the Ranger/Batman, and encourage the player to try something different for the next session. But if the session went well, and everyone enjoyed it, I might encourage players to reskin other Comic Book Characters just to give it a try.



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